is the most convenient country for those who wish to add a gorilla trek to a
safari in Kenya or Tanzania
Trekking is in the
in the Parc National des Volcans
to the world’s largest number of endangered mountain gorillas numbering
over 300, with 4 families habituated to human visitors. The park also
supports a number of other localised mammal, bird and plant species.
This 13.000 hectare national park protects the Rwanda sector of the Virunga Mountains, a range of six extinct and three active volcanoes which straddle the border with Uganda and the DRC,
Between 2,500 and 3,500m, where an average annual rainfall of 2,000m is typical, bamboo forest is interspersed with alpine moorland, grassland and marsh, a landscape dominated by otherworldly giant Lobelia and senecio plants. Wear long trousers, long-sleeved top against nettles. Pack warm clothes, raincoat and hiking boots. Approximately 300 mountain gorillas live the Volcanoes Park. Tourists are permitted to spend no longer than one hour with the gorillas, and it is forbidden to eat or smoke in their presence.
Rwanda is a landlocked country situated in central Africa. Also known as ‘the land of a thousand hills’, Rwanda has five volcanoes, twenty-three lakes and numerous rivers, some forming the source of the river Nile. The green and hill landscape is dominated to the north by volcanoes and bordered by Lake Kivu to the west. In order to avoid disappointment it is absolutely essential to use reliable operators who will secure permits well in advance. There is no guarantee of seeing gorillas during a one-day trek, and if you wish to increase the chances you should request two days of trekking.
All tours include:
We use experienced professional drivers, and
guides who are knowledgeable in all aspects of Rwanda Safaris
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
With the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge the well-known Governors Camp Group brings their reputation for top quality wildlife camps to Rwanda. Guest cottages and the main lodge are beautifully constructed and finished to a very high standard. The lodge is situated on the edge of the Parc National des Volcans in North Western Rwanda, in an undulating area of 11 hectares with fabulous views towards the Parc National des Volcans.
Guest cottages are discretely and privately
situated in the folds of the hills, and each has its own unique view. The
altitude of the lodge is approximately 7,000 feet above sea level so the climate
is generally cool.
The lodge comprises of a central building, with
reception, bar, dining room, library / games room, community awareness centre,
client washrooms and shop. Both the bar and dining room have extensive outdoor
decks from which our clients can enjoy the spectacular views. Client
accommodation comprises 5 cottages, 2 suites and one family suite. All client
accommodation rooms have at least one private veranda, a sitting room with
fireplace, bedroom, dressing room and a large modern bathroom. The family suite
has an extra bedroom and bathroom incorporated.
|Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Located 15km from Musanze (Ruhengeri) and 100km from Kigali with spectacular views of the volcanoes that make up the Virungas Range is Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Experience the quiet and tranquility of nature where you are only 2-3km from the world famous and endangered Mountain Gorillas. MGVL has thirty-two chalets furnished with your comfort in mind. After a day visiting the Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park, the warmth of your personal fireplace awaits you.
Jack Hanna's House
Jack Hanna’s house is managed by Gorilla Nest Lodge and is located in close proximity to the gorilla trekking head quarters in Volcanoes National Park. Set in private gardens, Jack Hanna’s house is an ideal retreat after trekking the rare mountain gorillas. The house has two bedrooms sleeping 2 people in each room. There is a separate living room and also dining room where your personal butler will serve you delicious and hearty meals. The living room has a large fireplace which is the perfect place to gather with the drink of your choice when the sun goes down. The house is surrounded by a wrap-around porch with views out over the Virunga Mountains. The house is booked on an exclusive basis.
Kigali Serena Hotel
is ideally located on one of Kigaliʹs most charming boulevards, the five star
Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases
the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Relaxed yet elegant, the hotel centers
on the Executive Lounge and Bar, which opens onto a wide sundeck overlooking the
newly refurbished swimming pool. Also overlooking the pool, the popular Milima
Restaurant offers a wide range of all day buffet choices, while the relaxed
Sokoni Café offers inside and outside poolside seating.
Wide selection of rooms and suites: all with AC, satellite TV, WiFi and voice mail
The Executive Lounge and Bar
Swimming pool, pool deck and gardens Health Club
2761 Unicorn Ln NW, Washington DC 20015
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